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MRS. DOLAN’S NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 3, 2014

 

RELIGION: Chapter 3 GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH THE CHURCH

VOCABULARY: bishop, Church, deacon, preside, authority, Messiah, pope,

 

MASS: Wednesday, OCTOBER 1, 2014 for the 4th and 5th graders. 5th graders are the readers and cantors:

            CANTORS:

            FIRST READING:

            RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

            PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL:

 

READING: The story for the week is called “JUST A DREAM by Chris VanAllsburg”.  It is an AR story and the test will be taken following the class discussion. The class will also be reading and discussing other stories by Chris VanAllsburg and taking AR tests on those too.

 

Vocabulary- bulging, crumpled, foul, haze, shrieking, waddled

 

Leveled readers are: Green—JAMIE, THE JUNKYARD ARTIST(THURSDAY)

                                         Red-DON’T THROW THAT PLASTIC BOTTLE AWAY(FRIDAY)

                                         Blue-KEEP YOUR JUNK OUT OF OUR OCEAN(WEDNESDAY)

 

ORAL READING:

 

Spelling pretest will be on MONDAY over the following words:

The final test will be on FRIDAY!!

 

Look over theSpellingcity website. The students are able to play all the games that are available.

 

SPELLING WORDS are: blank, daring, claim, flour, crack, bridge, float, plank, classified, cradle, brand, among, flatter, clothesline, bridle, credit, Darling, flutter, clatter, cruise

 

CHALLENGE WORDS are: bulging, crumpled, haze, shrieking, waddled

 

The spelling list words are handed out on Friday and are stapled in the assignment notebook. If your child spells all 25 words correctly on Monday for the prestest then the student will not take the final test on Friday. Instead he/she will play an educational game on the I-pad during the final spelling test. At  the end of the quarter all the students who scored 100% on their spelling pretests will get  to pick from the candy jar.

 

ENGLISH:

            *Singular and Plural Nouns

            *Forming Plural Nouns

            *Commas in a Series

           

HANDWRITING:

            Lowercase letters:  a,d g,o, c q, n, m

 

MATH:

*Chapter 4 Multiplication and Divsion Basic Facts

            *Multiplication Properties and Division Rules

            *Relating Multiplication and Division

            *Multiplication and Division Facts to Five

            *Multiply Three Factors

                        *Choose the Operation

           

           

SOCIAL STUDIES:

            *Map of Indiana’s neighboring counties and county seats.

            *Keynote Project over Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie,

              Lake Ontario, Wabash River, Ohio River, St. Joe River

 

SCIENCE

What Matter Is Made Of

            Vocabulary: element, atom, mixture, solution, filter, evaporation, compound

 

Physical Changes of Matter

            Vocabulary-solid, liquid, gas

 

Chemical Changes

 

           

 

OTHER NOTES:

 

*All students may bring home any work (not quizzes or tests) that  is completed in the classroom for parents to check over. Parents, please talk this over with your child as to what you want you child to bring home and have you check over before I grade the papers.

 

**The IXL math computer website is going quite well.  Expect your child to have 1 review assginment everyday on this website.  The assignment is due the following morning, so the students have the entire day(free time) to work on this.

 

***Students write in their assignment notebook on a daily basis for any assignments that need to be completed.  Keep in mind that I do not check over what the students write in their notebook.  Let me know if you would like for me to take a peek at what they are writing in their notebook if this would help you at home get work finished on time.

 

****GRANDPARENT’S DAY WAS A WHOLE LOT OF FUN!! THANK YOU ALL PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS FOR SHARING YOUR TIME AND AFTERNOON WITH US!

 

*****I will be sending home a paper copy of my newsletter and I will have it updated on the website.  I  will also keep updated the assignments we worked on in the classroom and are due by the next school morning.

 

******Congratulations to Emily Garcia the September Crusader of the Month!!!

 

STUDENT OF THE WEEK:

MORGAN LANGFELDT---SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 3, 2014

CONNOR SCHMIEDLIN---SEPTEMBER 8-12, 2014

HELEN MACWILLIAMS—SEPTEMBER 2-5, 2014

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 September 2014 01:03
 


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